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. >> good morning. national healthcare reform is going to come up in wednesday night's debate and it's going to be interesting to see how mitt romney tries to distance himself from the massachusetts plan that served as an outline for the affordable care act. cnn reports that the romney campaign has sent out a mailer to voters in virginia. healthcare reform as a tax hike and a job killer. it promises that romney will take immediate steps to repeal and replace healthcare reform on day one. the two lesser known healthcare reform provision of the affordable care act kick in today and that means good news for patients and consumers. we're using head care's -- we're using medicare's coverage to help provide more efficient care and higher quality care by withholding 1% of medicare payments to about 3,000 hospitals. medicare authorities can then redistribute and that $850 million to reward hospitals that perform the best. the second part of approving equality of care comes from encouraging hospitals to lower the rate of readmission
, that is why he fought so hard for healthcare for all. because of his personal experience with his sister rosemary with me as a cancer survivor with all of the issues that we faced in our family. you know, led him to form his political philosophy about families and to him, it was personal. just like it is for president obama. you know, when president obama talks about having -- you know, student loans hanging over -- you know, every american family's head, he knows what they're talking about. >> bill: sure, he's been there. >> he's been there. and when he talks and he and michelle talked about her father and his m. s. and wondering how their family was going to pay for the medication and treatments and worried about what might happen if michelle's father ever lost his job these are the normal concerns of every single american. and bill, i'm calling you i think you probably know this, i'm out in columbus, ohio today. >> bill: yes. >> the president asked me to represent him in the obama/biden campaign at an historic fo
thinkprogress.org. mitt romney, we don't have to worry about universal healthcare. we don't have to worry about obama care because mitt romney says we already take care of people who are uninsured right? if you don't have health insurance and you have a medical problem, easy answer. >> go to the e.r. apparently that's his latest answer. >> bill: didn't to the emergency room. who pays for it? right? >> this was what was kind of shocking about this answer, he's addressed this in the past and this was part of the whole rationale that he had for romney care which was look, people are going to the e.r. it's very expensive. you're having people who are free loading off of the system because they're not paying into it and they're getting emergency care. let's get everyone insured and have personal responsibility in that respect. >> bill: that was then. this is now on "60 minutes" sunday night. he told scott pelley well, we do provide care for people who don't have insurance. like if somebody has a heart attack. they
with you, i think my healthcare plan was awesome. if they went against them on one thing, i think they would respect him. it is mike mccain in between -- it is like mccain in 2010. >> caller: i think his mom is rolling in her grave as well as his dad. >> john: i think that's very possible. i don't want to talk about his parents in that way too much but his mother was someone who was passionately in favor of a woman's right to choose. there used to be republicans who believed that. i think there's a lot of conservatives certainly in the financial sector who support abortion rights for that reason. his dad released plenty of tax returns. mitt hasn't. the contrasts are kind of sad. let's go to john in -- are we out of time? we're out of time already. we'll go to a break. john in kansas city hang on the phone. i'll get to you as soon as we come back. we're taking your calls at 1-866-55-press on the "bill press show." (vo) what is said here could decide the election. current tv presents coverage of the presidential deb
that to me. speaking of healthcare. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] e.r. doctors you suck. mitt romney's comments on "60 minutes" saying emergency rooms provide care to people who don't have insurance. a group representing emergency room doctors. >> you don't just die in your apartment. you go to the emergency room and send an ambulance for you and then you lose everything you have and your bank account gets emptied out. >> stephanie: head of the american college of physicians said emergency care is not health insurance. you would think he might know. >> considering he actually said that four years ago! he said specifically that's not -- >> stephanie: he understands the whole point. that's why the system is broken because some people use the emergency room for primary care or their only care and then we all pay for it. exactly. let's go to jerry in nashville. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi jer. >> caller: hello stephanie. i disagree with you but i respect your whole crew. you've been very well-informed.
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